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Delhi Polls: High voter turnout (67+%); Exit Polls predict return of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

February 7, 2015 | By

New Delhi: Polling for Delhi Assembly elections concluded today with 67.08% voter turnout. Exit polls conducted by various media sections are predicting clear majority for the Aam Aadmi party in Delhi.

The ABP-Nielsen survey, as of 3pm, gave the Aam Aadmi Party 39 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party 28 seats. Any party will need at least 36 seats to form a government in Delhi.

The Times Now-C-Voter survey said the AAP was poised to win 31-39 seats and the BJP 27-35.

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

The India Today-Cicero put the AAP tally at 35-43 seats and of the BJP at 23-29.

The NDTV survey said the AAP could win 38 seats and the BJP 29.

The Axis-APM poll, however, credited 53 seats to the AAP and 17 to the BJP.

All five exit polls put the Congress at a distant third, giving the party zero to a maximum of four seats.

Today’s Chanakya also said that all social classes in the capital – Dalits, Muslims, Brahmins, OBCs, Banias and Punjabis – had voted more for the AAP.

The percentage of Muslims voting for the AAP was as high as 71%.

The AAP and the BJP were widely seen as the main contenders for power in Delhi.

The political temperature shot up on the polling day after Arvind Kejriwal alleged a certain party distributed liquor and cash a day ahead of polling. Minutes later, he tweeted: “BJP candidate from Mangolpuri arrested for carrying liquor bottles in his car? Shudn’t his candidature be cancelled? (sic)”.

AAP chief and former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also sought the election commission’s intervention over polling being “slowed down” in many places, which he said had resulted in voters returning without casting their vote.

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